FDA Releases Guidances on Animal Food CGMPs and the FSMA ‘Solely Engaged’ Exemptions

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two guidance documents intended for facilities that may be subject to the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule or the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule.

One of the guidance documents will help animal food establishments determine if they are subject to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements in the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule and provides explanation and recommendations for meeting the CGMP requirements. This guidance, entitled “Guidance for Industry #235: Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for Food for Animals,” includes a self-assessment tool that facilities may use to evaluate their compliance with the CGMP requirements.

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